Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
14 minutes to Chicago Loop
25 minutes to O’Hare Airport
25 minutes to Midway Airport
People from all over the city flock to the Lincoln Park area, which is bounded by North Avenue, Diversey Parkway, the Kennedy Expressway and Lake Michigan. In summer they take advantage of the parks, softball and baseball diamonds, picnic areas, lagoons and beaches. Snowy days bring cross-country skiers. The Lincoln Park Zoo boasts a real dairy farm, a rookery and an excellent conservatory. The area also has a wide array of restaurants and boutiques. The spectacular expanse of parks complete with lagoons, and the style and charm of many of the buildings, attract many transferees to the area.
DePaul University began with a small cluster of buildings around St. Vincent's Church on Webster. Today, more than 16,000 students attend classes on DePaul's downtown and Lincoln Park campuses. St. Vincent's with its twin towers is still a neighborhood landmark. But the centerpiece of the DePaul campus is the $25-million library on a landscaped triangle on Seminary Avenue. Coffeehouses, neighborhood taverns, antiques shops and bookstores give the DePaul neighborhood the look and feel of a small university town. The elevated tracks are the only reminder that the community is near the heart of a major city. Residents say the community attracts students and young renters. Those who purchase homes in the neighborhood may be young, but they must be affluent because prices are high.
Lincoln Park is home to two of the top magnet schools in the Chicagoland area, LaSalle Language Academy and Newberry Math & Science Academy. Students from both schools produce high scores on standardized tests. Private schools, attended by many of the area’s students include the Francis Parker School and St. Ignatious College Prep.
Convenience is one reason so many people want to live in the Lincoln Park area. CTA buses run on Fullerton, Halsted, Diversey Parkway and Lincoln Avenue. Lake Shore Drive is a few minutes drive east, and the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) exits are west on North Avenue and Fullerton. The Loop is only 10 to 15 minutes away.
St. Joseph Hospital which has specialties in cancer treatment, psychiatry and cardiology is nearby; Childrens’ Memorial Hospital is a trauma center that treats children exclusively.